President & CEO
Metro Bank is a full service state chartered commercial bank with eight locations in east-central Alabama. We offer a full line of banking solutions for every need. Personal and business checking and investment accounts, programs for mortgage loans, consumer and commercial lending, home mortgages, and equity lines of credit to name a few. Metro Bank has been listed consistently in the American Banking Journal as one of the top 50 banks in the United States in its size category. We have been named as one of the ten best places to work in Alabama by the Birmingham Business Journal.
On May 30, 1989, we opened our bank with ten employees and $2 million in total assets. We are now a half billion-dollar bank with over 140 employees in eight locations: three in Pell City, and one each in Ragland, Lincoln, Heflin, Ashville, and Southside. Metro Bank continues to build on the philosophy of friendly, caring bankers that work to meet the needs of our communities.
Main Office - Pell City
We strive to maintain a friendly hometown atmosphere and place a major emphasis on customer service. The bank is a very active part of the communities where we have offices. Our employees are active in civic organizations and community groups. The Pell City Chamber of Commerce has honored this organization as Business of the Year three times. We have also been honored by The Chamber by having both CEO’s that have lead Metro Bank being named as Citizen of the Year; Raymond F. Cox, Jr., founder, CEO and President 1989 – 2005 and Donald R. Perry, CEO and President 2005 – present.
Many Metro Bank employees were involved in building Kids
Kastel at Lakeside Park in Pell City. The bank has donated real
estate to be used by Habitat for Humanity. Metro Bank has donated
an Education Chair to the Pell City Schools Education Foundation and was
a very large contributor to the new Performing Arts Center at Pell City
High School. We are part of Ragland and Lincoln High
School’s Adopt-A-School Program, Special Olympics, The Literacy
Council, St. Clair County Economic Development Council, Muscular
Dystrophy Association, and the St. Clair County Retired Teachers
Association. Metro has been a Hometown Block Party Sponsor every
year. The bank’s American Cancer Society’s Relay for
Life team has broken part records each year as the 1st place
fundraiser. The bank also supports The Children’s Place as
well as Athletic and Bank Booster Clubs. Metro Bank actively
supports and has employees in leadership positions in the Business and
Professional Women’s Club, Kiwanis Club, JayCees, Lions Club,
Rotary Club, and the Red Elephant Club.
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